Today is Packout Day. Any minute now the movers will arrive and pack up our stuff. Last night we worked furiously to divide everything we own into four piles: stuff we will carry with us to Rome, stuff that will be shipped by air, stuff that will be shipped by boat, and stuff that will go to Goodwill.
By now we’ve gotten pretty good at this ritual, but questions still arise. Do Q-Tips belong in Category 1 or 2? (The former, in my opinion.) Those corduroys I haven’t worn in two years? (Probably the Goodwill pile.)
But the most important thing to remember: Make sure you take the passports with you!
Saturday we head up to Pennsylvania for a couple days, then on to Maine for two weeks before flying out.